Khulna Titans, on the other hand, lost their opening match by eight runs against Rangpur Riders.
Hazratullah Zazai and Sunil Narine gave Dhaka Dynamites a great start as the team piled up 116 runs in a little over 10 overs. Zazai was particularly impressive, top scoring with 78 runs. Shuvagata Hom also played a nice cameo, scoring 38 from just 14 deliveries.
Overseas players of the Dhaka Dynamites came from West Indies in Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, both of whom picked one wicket each. However, it was Robin Hossain who made the real impact with figures of 3-7.
Paul Stirling was the standout batsman for Khulna Titans, scoring 66, though in a losing cause. Skipper Mahmudullah scored 24 from 17 but could not take his side home.
Apart from Stirling, Carlos Brathwaite, Ali Khan and Zahir Khan are the other overseas players as Lasith Malinga is currently unavailable.
With the ball, Ali Khan returned with figures of 1-35 while Carlos Brathwaite also went for plenty. Khulna Titans would have to tighten up their bowling, which gave away too many easy runs in the first match, to make an impact in the tournament.
Dhaka Dynamites- Hazratullah Zazai, Sunil Narine, Rony Talukdar, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Shuvagata Hom, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Mohor Sheikh
Khulna Titans- Paul Stirling, Junaid Siddique, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Dawid Malan, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahurul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ali Khan, Taijul Islam
Who will win? – Dhaka Dynamites
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Hazratullah Zazai (Dhaka Dynamites), Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shakib Al Hasan (Dhaka Dynamites), Ali Khan (Khulna Titans)
Most Sixes – Hazratullah Zazai (Dhaka Dynamites), Paul Stirling (Khulna Titans)
Team Scores Batting First – Dhaka Dynamites 150+, Khulna Titans 140+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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